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Pedestrian seriously injured in St. Petersburg crash

A 56-year-old man was seriously injured Tuesday when he was struck by a car near St. Petersburg High School.

Police said the man was crossing 5th Avenue North near 25th Street North just before 11:30 a.m. when he was struck by a Nissan sedan and rolled onto the windshield. When he was hit he was carrying his groceries and walking in a crosswalk, police said.

The man was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he underwent surgery, police said. His identify is being withheld until next of kin are notified.

Antonio Sanchez, 79, of St. Petersburg, who was driving the Nissan, was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Sanchez and his passenger were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Pedestrian seriously injured in St. Petersburg crash 04/01/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:00pm]
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